orgiastic

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From Ancient Greek ὀργιαστικός ‎(orgiastikós, exciting), from ὀργιαστής ‎(orgiastḗs, orgy celebrator), from ὀργιάζειν ‎(orgiázein, to celebrate orgies), from ὄργια ‎(órgia). Attested since the 1690s.[1]

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orgiastic ‎(comparative more orgiastic, superlative most orgiastic)

  1. Relating to an orgy; wild, uncontrolled.
    • 1919, Sax Rohmer, Dope
      Dancing was in progress, or, rather, one of those orgiastic ceremonies which passed for dancing during this pagan period.

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  1. ^ orgiastic” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
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